A thought provoking post. In our Clinic a consult is rarely less than fifteen minutes. The big question however is if “slow medicine” can be compatible with Bulkbilling ?
Sadly, at the current rebates, I don’t think it could be
I recently began working in a new Mackay medical practice started by Dr Nicole Higgins called Health on Central. And when I say new I mean new. Last time I visited the building it was to buy some screws as it had previously been a hardware shop. Sadly, competition from the mega hardware supermarkets down the road meant the the business became unsustainable and it closed down. Turning a gutted hardware store into a multioffice medical clinic was an adventure I’m sure she will tell you.
The clinic still has an industrial look about it, big windows bring in natural light, a living plant wall, a bench from an old train station and dining table in the middle of the waiting room.
Because the clinic is new, I get to spend 30 minutes with patients and this really has opened my eyes to a different way of practicing medicine…
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